Faculty Governance News

News updates include: UNC system strategic plan draft; UARMS services to faculty; Baker Tilly and Governor Martin's report on academic irregularities.

UNC system strategic plan draft issued; faculty engagement encouraged now

The draft version of the UNC strategic plan, which has been in the works since last fall, was issued earlier this week.  The draft,  Our Time, Our Future:  The UNC Compact with North Carolina, and the report of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the strategic planning process (Our University:  Our Future)  are both available online.    Please take the time to read these important reports and provide feedback to Prof. Jan BoxillProf. Steve Bachenheimer (chair of our Faculty Assembly delegation) or Prof. Rachel Willis (member of the Faculty Advisory Committee) so they can discuss faculty concerns at the Faculty Assembly Meeting on January 18.   The drafts will also be discussed at the Faculty Council meeting on Friday, January 11.   The strategic plan is scheduled to go before the Board of Governors for final approval on Feb 8, 2013.

University Archives and Records Management Services offers variety of services to faculty

University Archives and Records Management Services (UARMS) collects paper and digital records of enduring historical value created by the university.  UARMS assists campus offices and departments with their records management needs through records retention scheduling and support, trainings, consultations, and records transfer services. UARMS can help faculty manage and preserve email, departmental records, and research data, and with depositing content into the Carolina Digital Repository, a digital archives for materials produced by the UNC community. In May 2012, a new General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule was officially adopted, replacing all of the department-specific schedules created since the Records Management Program was established in 1991. For more information about UARMS, please click here.

Baker Tilly and Gov. Martin release report on academic irregularities

On Dec. 20, 2012, former Gov. Jim Martin and consulting firm Baker Tilly released the results of their independent review of courses taught over an 18 year period at UNC-CH from 1994 to 2012. According to their executive summary, there were four major findings: 1) anomalous courses in African and Afro-American studies extended back to fall 1997; 2) The percentage of student-athletes enrolled in the anomalous course sections was consistent with the percentage of student-athletes enrolled in all courses offered by the department; 3) No academic misconduct or anomalies were found in other academic departments or units; and 4) Professor Julius Nyang’oro, who resigned as the department’s first chair and was forced to retire last July, and former department administrator Deborah Crowder, who retired in 2009,  were responsible. Click here to read the report and media coverage.

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